Sunday, June 26, 2016

This Week in Fright Film History June 26 to July 2, 2016



Peter Lorre, who appeared in several horror films including Mad Love (1935)  ,The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)  was born on June 26, 1904.


 



Dead of Night (1945) is a British horror film produced By Michael Balcon the individual stories were directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. The film stars Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave. Dead of Night (1945) is noted for being one of a very few British horror films produced during the 1940’s. the film was released in the United States  on June 28, 1946.




The Jungle Captive (1945) was the sequel to Jungle Woman (1944), which was the sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943). The Jungle Captive (1945) starred Otto Kruger who played Dr. Jeffrey Garth in Dracula’sDaughter (1936) and Rondo Hatton  as "Moloch". The movie was directed by Harold Young and was released on June 29, 1945.








Karen Black who appeared in in many horror films including Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses (2003) was  born on July 1, 1942.

  








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